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LIRIS: Long Slit Intermediate-Resolution InfraRed Spectrograph

— Near-infrared imager and spectrograph —

First light (at ING): 15 February 2003.

Designed and built by: Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias is the main builder and designer. Other collaborating institutions are the UK Astronomy Technology Centre and the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes.

Description: LIRIS is a long-slit intermediate-resolution infrared spectrograph to be mounted on the Cassegrain focus of the 4.2 m William Herschel Telescope (WHT).


Time allocations:
Nights scheduled since semester 2007B

Instrument information:


Research impact:

Scientific highlights (12)

Publications (198 from ING paper count)

Public outreach:

Media releases (12)


Photo archive (2)

Video archive (1)

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Last modified: 08 November 2023